BackgroundI've written about this topic previously, I think in conversations with Chic Bowdrie. Rather than try to dig that up again, I give the present inspiration for writing this note dedicated to the concept. From Dr. Curry's Climate Etc. blog, we read these two comments:
captdallas2 0.8 +/- 0.3 | May 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm |
[Steven Mosher] “C02 does it’s work ABOVE the ERL.”
What’s the effective temperature of that effective radiant layer again?
captdallas2 0.8 +/- 0.3 | May 7, 2016 at 5:26 pm |
RiHo08, “Is this the battle ground where CO2 and Ozone duke it out; one for cooling and the other warming?”
All of the greenhouse gases have temperature and pressure “sweet spots” where they are most effective at doing the greenhouse thing. Below that sweet spot they become less and less effective as noted in the Antarctic where increasing CO2 likely increases cooling.